Alumni

Jesse Lyons

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Current Post:
Torque Therapeutics
Education:
B.S. in Biochemistry, Columbia University (2003)
Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, University of California San Francisco (2011)
Research Topic: Systems biology of inflammatory bowel disease.  (Co-advised with Douglas Lauffenburger, MIT)
Research Interests: Systems biology, inflammation, immunology, intestinal biology, cancer
Contact: jslyons at mit dot edu

Sam Nguyen

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Current Post:
Undergraduate Student, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
Research Topic: Developing searchable website to release research data pertaining to Inflammatory Bowel Disease and mutant Ras cancers (Co-advised with Douglas Lauffenburger, MIT)
Research Interests: Viruses, cancer, website design, algorithms
Contact:  samyen at mit dot edu

Reed Horwitz

Current Post:
Undergraduate Student, Computer Science, Bioinformatics Track, University of Michigan
Research Topic: Mapping signal transduction pathways using mass spectrometry data
Research Interests: Systems biology, proteomics, computational analysis, network algorithms

Contact:  horwreed at umich dot edu

Jessica Gierut

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Current Post:
Scientist 1, Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Education:
B.S. in Biology, Kalamazoo College (2004)
Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Illinois at Chicago (2011)
Research Topic: K-Ras activation in the regulation of stem kinetics in the colonic epithelium and colon cancers
Research Interests: RNA interference technology platform for innovative treatments for rare inherited diseases of the liver
Contact:  jgierut at dicerna dot com

LEVI WOOD

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Current Post: 
Assistant Professor
George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Education:
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University (2004)
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.I.T. (2008)
M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, M.I.T. (2008)
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, M.I.T. (2011)
Research Topic: Systems biology of Alzheimer's Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia.  (Co-advised with Douglas Lauffenburger, MIT)
Research Interests: Systems Biology, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, System Identification, Angiogenesis, Microfluidics, Stochastic Feedback Control
Contact: levi dot wood at me dot gatech dot edu

Erin Fletcher

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Education:
B.S. in Microbiology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA (2013)
M.S., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2015)
Research Topic: Post-translational modifications of Ras
Research Interests: Cancer Biology, Colon Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Translational Medicine
Contact:  erinfletcher at fas dot harvard dot edu

CASIE GENETTI

Current Post: Graduate student in genetic counseling at Boston University
Education:
B.S. in Biology, Davidson College (2011)
Research Topic: Cancer biology and inflammation with an emphasis on characterizing small molecule inhibitors. 
Research Interests: Colorectal cancer therapy, cancer-associated inflammation, cell death and proliferation, human genetic disorders

Laura Kleiman

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Current Post: Scientific Research Director of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute cBio Center
Education:
B.A. in Biomathematics, Rutgers University (2004)
Ph.D. in Computational and Systems Biology, M.I.T. (2010)
Research Topic: Identification and characterization of small molecule inhibitors that radiosensitize K-RAS mutant cancers
Research Interests: Translational systems pharmacology

Sergia Velho

Current Post: Instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular da Universidade do Porto
Education:
B.S. in Biology, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal (2003)
Ph.D. in Human Biology, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, Portugal (2010)
Research Topic: N-RAS activation in colorectal cancer
Research Interests: Cancer biology, colorectal cancer, cancer-associated inflammation, tumor microenvironment, colorectal cancer therapy

Ken Lau

Current Post: Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University
Education:
B.S. in Molecular Genetics and Biology, University of Toronto (2002)
Ph.D. in Proteomics and Bioinformatics, University of Toronto  (2008)
Research Topic: Systems biology of Intestinal Epithelial Response to Inflammatory Signals
Research Interests: Systems Biology, Intestinal Inflammation, Signal Transduction, Immune Responses, Cell Death and Proliferation

Yufang Wang

Current Post: Associate Professor, Sichuan University, China

Yina Li

Current Post: University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

Kimberly Cavaliere

Current Post: Loyola University of Chicago Medical School

Krystle Kendall

Current Post: University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine

Rachel Danforth

Current Post:  Indiana University School of Medicine

Max Juchheim

Current Post: Scientist, Addgene

Sarah Philips

Current Post: New York University School of Medicine

Angela Krebs

Current Post: Technical University of Munich